Saudi Arabia renames ‘Turkish Burger’ to ‘Greek Burger’ as tensions escalate with Turkey

Herfy launched the Turkish burger back in 2016 “to develop and diversify its menu of meals and continuously innovate new products to suit all tastes.”

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A Saudi fast-food chain has announced that it has rebranded its Turkish burger as “Greek” and reduced its price.

The action was taken following calls for businesses in Saudi Arabia to boycott Turkish products amid deteriorating ties between the two countries.

Herfy launched the Turkish burger back in 2016 “to develop and diversify its menu of meals and continuously innovate new products to suit all tastes.”

It was advertised with an Ottoman-style fez over a black mustache.

The previous البرجر التركي (Turkish burger) is now renamed to البرجر اليونلني (Greek burger).

“It’s the same thing,” Herfy employee Mahmood Bassyoni reassured a customer with a smile, offering a spoonful of the burger’s mouth-watering spicy sauce to taste. “Just the name has changed.”

Before and after. The previous البرجر التركي (Turkish burger) is now renamed to البرجر اليونلني (Greek burger).

 

Nonetheless, there has been growing pressure on Saudi businesses to boycott Turkish and Turkey-related products. Although the move is allegedly unofficial, some retail outlets display signs urging customers not to buy Turkish goods.

According to the Daily Sabah, Tamimi Markets, Othaim Markets, Danube Supermarkets, and Panda Retail Company have all released statements announcing that they will stop carrying Turkish goods once existing stocks are sold.

On Sunday, Herfy’s official Twitter account declared that it endorsed the Boycott Turkish Products campaign. The company expressed this as, “Our duty towards our great homeland.”

Ankara and Riyadh have drifted apart over the past few years due to geopolitical and ideological differences.

Relations between the two states reached a low point with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in İstanbul in October 2018.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi’s fiancée, has filed a lawsuit at a US court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) and other senior Saudi officials allegedly implicated in the murder.

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  • Arabs leaders are a curse on the umma.These dictators are puppets of Zionists,Hindus and Christians.Lanaat on these haramis.

  • Al e Saud akhri sansain ( last breath) lay rehay hein
    Un ka zulm na insafi aur arrogance khatam ho gi aur Musalmano ki dubara hakomat qayam ho gi
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